Sailing in Greece: Dodecanese islands

Sailing in Greece: Dodecanese islands

Greece’s most easterly islands. Symi, where Venetian villas spill down the hillside to a harbour  Photo: Alamy This was to be our ninth family annual sailing holiday and we decided on the Dodecanese islands in Greece. New waters and a new skipper, my 22-year-old son, Francis. He had taken his […]

Greek Easter- Traditional Recipes

Greek Easter- Traditional Recipes

The people leave the churches and crowded squares and make their ways to homes of friends and relatives. The candles they carry are placed in each home and burn through the night to symbolize the Light returned to the world. Celebrations continue with the cracking of eggs and The Resurrection […]

Celebrating the Greek Orthodox Easter

Celebrating the Greek Orthodox Easter

Considered the most important holiday on the Greek calendar, the celebration of Orthodox Easter (Pascha, Greek: Πάσχα) is unique in almost every corner of Greece. Special traditions mark not only the mourning of Christ’s Crucifixion and the celebration of Resurrection, but also the passage from winter to spring. The uniqueness […]

Happy Easter by InStyle Villas

Happy Easter by InStyle Villas

InStyle Villas (www.InStyleVillas.com) invites you to spend the Holy days of Easter in one of our beautiful properties and we provide last minute offers and special discounts for the Eastern Vacations. Visit Corfu and experience the unique traditional rituals, go to Pelion and enjoy the lavish nature and the rejuvenating […]

Locals’ guide to Athens

Locals’ guide to Athens

Where do Athenians go to relax and have fun? In an extract from Boat magazine’s new guide to the city, locals recommend their favourite spots away from all the current economic gloom Outdoor cinema screenings are a quintessential summer tradition in Athens. Photograph: Haarala Hamilton Outdoor cinemas Outdoor cinema is […]